What led to the post-World War II economic boom in the United States?
more jobs, baby boom, cheap appliances and gas, government expansion
What was part of the Bretton Woods system?
International Monetary Fund (IMF) was established to regulate and stabilize international currency exchange rates and thus to encourage world trade
When Eisenhower said, “We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes,” he was referring to the
The “space race” began when
Sputnik was launched by SU 1957
The predominant thrust in corporate life during the twenty years following World War II was
the consolidation of economic power into big corporate firms
One of the most rapidly growing job categories in America during the 1950s was
Michael Harrington's The Other America exposed
problems dealing with poverty
The GI Bill stimulated the American economy by
providing education, medical care, pensions, and mortgage loans to veterans.
The Treaty of Detroit, creating a broadly based “labor-management accord,” was based on
The great resurgence of evangelical religion in 1950s' America was most evident in the dramatic rise to popularity of
A negative aspect of America's fascination with the automobile in the 1950s was
An unexpected result of building the interstate highway system was that it
gave money back to the state
Beginning in the 1960s, the influx of Cuban refugees rapidly changed the character of
The baby boom in post-World War II America is most accurately explained as resulting from
a drop in age at marriage
Betty Friedan's 1963 book The Feminine Mystique
sparked second wave feminism
According to the textbook, the twentieth century social movement with the greatest overall impact was the
Civil Rights movement
In what way did the black-led civil rights movement redefine the meaning of liberalism?
By demanding state protecting for individuals against discrimination
In 1941, President Roosevelt issued an executive order banning racial discrimination in defense industries primarily because
the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters agreed to cancel a protest march on Washington if he issued the order
The philosophy of nonviolent disobedience was first espoused by
Furious with the national Democratic Party's endorsement of civil rights goals in its 1948 platform, southern Democrats set up the States' Rights (or Dixiecrat) Party and nominated which of the following for president?
What effect did the cold war have on the civil rights movement?
Constrained the Civil Rights movement
Many historians consider the most important event in the emergence of the Mexican American civil rights movement to be
Who became the first African American justice on the Supreme Court in the late 1960s?
In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruled against segregated schools on the grounds that they
were not "separate and equal"
The Southern Manifesto
denounced the Brown decision as "a clear abuse of judicial power" and encouraged local officials to defy it